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Appeals Court Denies Mike Flynn's Dismissal Motion 8-2

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So I've been hearing on this board from all the repukes for a year that Flynn would get off. But the appeals court just said no in an overwhelming majority.

Now Sullivan's court gets to hear exactly why Bill Bars DOJ thought it best to dismiss the case. More to come, but Flynn ain't out of hot water yet.
 

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So I've been hearing on this board from all the repukes for a year that Flynn would get off. But the appeals court just said no in an overwhelming majority.

Now Sullivan's court gets to hear exactly why Bill Bars DOJ thought it best to dismiss the case. More to come, but Flynn ain't out of hot water yet.

Where are all the Flynn defenders? Less and less of them everyday.
 

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Man, Trump sure did hand select a lot of people who ended up committing crimes and becoming convicts. Only the best people, right Trump supporters?
 

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So I've been hearing on this board from all the repukes for a year that Flynn would get off. But the appeals court just said no in an overwhelming majority.

Now Sullivan's court gets to hear exactly why Bill Bars DOJ thought it best to dismiss the case. More to come, but Flynn ain't out of hot water yet.

Barr already said why--- there is no case.
 

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So I've been hearing on this board from all the repukes for a year that Flynn would get off. But the appeals court just said no in an overwhelming majority.

Now Sullivan's court gets to hear exactly why Bill Bars DOJ thought it best to dismiss the case. More to come, but Flynn ain't out of hot water yet.

Did you take time and read what the appeals court said?
 

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So Judge Sullivan has another chance to do the right thing.... If he does not it's back to the appeals court!


Full D.C. Appeals Court Rules Against Michael Flynn, Will Not Force Judge To Dismiss Criminal Case … Yet

Full D.C. Appeals Court Rules Against Michael Flynn, Will Not Force Judge To Dismiss Criminal Case … Yet

Short version: Take the procedural medicine Judge Sullivan wants to give you, then come back to us later.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling en banc (full court), has ruled against Michael Flynn’s attempt to force District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the government’s motion to dismiss criminal charges.

In the Opinion (pdf.) the Court held, among other things, that it was premature to force Sullivan to rule a particular way:

We first address Petitioner’s request to compel the District Court to grant the Government’s Rule 48(a) motion and vacate the appointment of amicus. We conclude that mandamus is unavailable because an “adequate alternative remedy exists.” …

Here, Petitioner and the Government have an adequate alternate means of relief with respect to both the Rule 48(a) motion and the appointment of amicus: the District Court could grant the motion, reject amicus’s arguments, and dismiss the case. At oral argument, the District Judge’s Attorney effectively represented that all these things may happen…. Even if the District Court were to deny the motion, there would still be an adequate alternate means of review perhaps via the collateral order doctrine or a fresh petition for mandamus challenging the denial … and certainly on direct appeal by Petitioner following sentencing (at which point he could raise amicus’s appointment as error), see 28 U.S.C. § 1291. Petitioner has not cited any case in which our Court, or any court, issued the writ to compel a district court to decide an undecided motion in a particular way—i.e., when the district court might yet decide the motion in that way on its own… The interest in allowing the District Court to decide a pending motion in the first instance is especially pronounced here, given that neither Petitioner nor the Government raised an objection in the District Court to the appointment of the amicus or more generally to the course of proceedings for resolving the Rule 48(a) motion.
 

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Where are all the Flynn defenders? Less and less of them everyday.

The Trump reasoning for this whole fiasco was revealed months ago. Trump want's Flynn back on his re-election campaign. A felony conviction doesn't look so good. A pardon looks just as bad, cause if Flynn accepts it, he admits he's guilty. It's just Trump using the DOJ to try to get around the system, as usual.
 

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The Trump reasoning for this whole fiasco was revealed months ago. Trump want's Flynn back on his re-election campaign. A felony conviction doesn't look so good. A pardon looks just as bad, cause if Flynn accepts it, he admits he's guilty. It's just Trump using the DOJ to try to get around the system, as usual.

Trump wants a really 'sterling' lineup of people supporting his campaign. Men like good old Sheriff Arpaio from Arizona, Kanye West, Diamond and Silk, Michael Flynn, Mike Tyson, Paul Manafort and Ted Nugent. Hey, maybe he could score big time with voters if he gets 'killer' Don King back in the mix?
 

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Did you take time and read what the appeals court said?

Yea I read it. All I saw is what I posted. The dissent wasn't real strong and now retired judge Gleason gets to make his points. I did not see anything real promising for Flynn.
 

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Trump wants a really 'sterling' lineup of people supporting his campaign. Men like good old Sheriff Arpaio from Arizona, Kanye West, Diamond and Silk, Michael Flynn, Mike Tyson, Paul Manafort and Ted Nugent. Hey, maybe he could score big time with voters if he gets 'killer' Don King back in the mix?

He ought to pardon Bernie Madoff and get him on the campaign. He'd be just right.
 

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Yet Barr had his righthand hack right the memo.

The bottom line is that Sullivan now has the opportunity to investigate the DOJ. He will get to the bottom of their decision. Which we all know comes from pressure from Trump.

Totally inappropriate and Trump and Barr will lose. Looks like the DOJ gets a smack down and Flynn gets a pardon, if he wants it.

But as Nancy has said a bunch of times, ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO RUSSIA. After all, Flynn is in trouble for lying about conversations he had with Russian diplomats.
 

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The bottom line is that Sullivan now has the opportunity to investigate the DOJ. He will get to the bottom of their decision. Which we all know comes from pressure from Trump.

Totally inappropriate and Trump and Barr will lose. Looks like the DOJ gets a smack down and Flynn gets a pardon, if he wants it.

But as Nancy has said a bunch of times, ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO RUSSIA. After all, Flynn is in trouble for lying about conversations he had with Russian diplomats.

The law and order President sure does a lot of illegal and dumb ****.
 

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The bottom line is that Sullivan now has the opportunity to investigate the DOJ. He will get to the bottom of their decision. Which we all know comes from pressure from Trump.

Totally inappropriate and Trump and Barr will lose. Looks like the DOJ gets a smack down and Flynn gets a pardon, if he wants it.

But as Nancy has said a bunch of times, ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO RUSSIA. After all, Flynn is in trouble for lying about conversations he had with Russian diplomats.

It comes from lack of evidence of a crime.
 
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